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E-Week 2021

EWeek 2021: Imagining Tomorrow

Join Tufts School of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week with virtual social events, networking opportunities, and film screenings! Check out the schedule below for the full list of events. Engineers Week is for everyone: all Tufts students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are welcome. If you have questions or events to submit, email engineer@tufts.edu. Please be sure to review TTS's best practices for a safe and secure Zoom meeting and tips to prevent zoombombing.
 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Engineering Alumni-Student Virtual Networking Night
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Register to attend! Student registration and alumni registration

Start E-Week early this year with a virtual event connecting students with alumni, parents, and friends of Tufts! Students will have the opportunity to practice their professional networking skills and hear about others' career paths and life after Tufts. Students and alumni from all classes and majors are invited to attend, and to discuss potential internship and employment opportunities. This virtual event will be held via Zoom meeting and attendees will rotate in and out of breakout rooms.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Social Impact Entrepreneurship Ideathon
Starts at 5:00 PM (first day of 48-hour event)
Learn more and register

In partnership with Tisch College of Civic Life, The Fletcher School, and the Friedman School, Tufts Entrepreneurship Center is hosting this 48-hour ideathon from February 19 to February 21. The purpose of this event is to inspire the broader Tufts community to meet and mingle with people they don't normally work with and brainstorm to solve big problems with social impact via innovation and entrepreneurship. All are welcome.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Social Impact Entrepreneurship Ideathon
All day (48-hour event)
Learn more and register

In partnership with Tisch College of Civic Life, The Fletcher School, and the Friedman School, Tufts Entrepreneurship Center is hosting this 48-hour ideathon from February 19 to February 21. The purpose of this event is to inspire the broader Tufts community to meet and mingle with people they don't normally work with and brainstorm to solve big problems with social impact via innovation and entrepreneurship. All are welcome.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Social Impact Entrepreneurship Ideathon
Ends at 5:00 PM (last day of 48-hour event)
Learn more and register

In partnership with Tisch College of Civic Life, The Fletcher School, and the Friedman School, Tufts Entrepreneurship Center is hosting this 48-hour ideathon from February 19 to February 21. The purpose of this event is to inspire the broader Tufts community to meet and mingle with people they don't normally work with and brainstorm to solve big problems with social impact via innovation and entrepreneurship. All are welcome.
 

Student session: Picture a Scientist film discussion
9:00 – 10:00 PM 

This session is hosted by Tufts SWE and intended for Tufts students, particularly undergraduates. Join the School of Engineering in February to watch the documentary Picture a Scientist, which chronicles the research and experiences of researchers writing a new chapter for women scientists, and to discuss the questions it raises about equity in STEM fields. The film was available to watch from February 18-20, and students, faculty, and staff will host discussion sessions during Engineers Week. Register to screen the film and to join a session!

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Open session: Picture a Scientist film discussion
12:00 – 1:00 PM 
Contact engineer@tufts.edu if you've seen the film and would like to register for this discussion session

Join the School of Engineering in February to watch the documentary Picture a Scientist, which chronicles the research and experiences of researchers writing a new chapter for women scientists, and to discuss the questions it raises about equity in STEM fields. The film was available to watch from February 18-20, and students, faculty, and staff will host discussion sessions during Engineers Week. All interested members of the Tufts community are invited to attend this open session after watching the film.


What is chemical and biological engineering?
12:00 – 1:00 PM 
Register

Are you deciding on a chemical engineering major, or already certain of your major but want to meet other chemical engineers? Chemical engineering is much more than just working with chemicals. Careers include pharmaceutics, environment, food production, petroleum, and more. If that sounds interesting, join AIChE for this event to learn what being a chemical engineer means and what the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) has to offer. ChBE professors and juniors and seniors will be there to answer all your questions about the curriculum, research opportunities, and summer internships. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a JumboCash prize of $50!

 

Tufts CEEO Engineers Week Design Challenge
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Register

Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) invites K-12 students and their families to a live Engineers Week event. Kids will be presented with an engineering design challenge to do at home (see below for a list of suggested materials to gather ahead of time). While attendees build, a panel of Tufts undergraduate students will talk about engineering and their paths to studying engineering. Registration required; attendees will participate with cameras off and chat access restricted.

Attendees are invited to gather some of these materials from around their home (suggested, not all materials are necessary):

  • Cardboard, string/yarn, tape, paperclips, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, paper cups, scissors, plastic containers (from recycling), paper towel rolls, felt/material scraps, egg cartons
  • Optional: Random LEGO bricks


Permission to Fail: Panel with iRobot
8:00 – 9:00 PM 
Register

Join Tufts ASME for a chill evening with top-notch engineers from iRobot, and hear about their experiences struggling in college before they reached the place they are today. Come to relax, hear some interesting perspectives on engineering, and make valuable connections for job opportunities down the road.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

MS in Innovation & Management virtual info session
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Register

Join Tufts Gordon Institute for a virtual information session just for Tufts students and alumni to learn how the MS in Innovation & Management prepares students with the business, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills they need to make an impact in the world through technology - all in as little as one year! Learn more about the immersive curriculum and hear from alumni about how the program has accelerated their careers. Get info on the BS/MS program and generous tuition discounts for the Tufts community. Zoom log-in provided to registrants.
 

Creating Inclusive STEM Experiences
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Register

Join national organization DiscoverE for a lively and reflective conversation as panelists discuss how to make every child feel welcome in STEM. The group will share what they wish their teachers, after-school, and volunteer leaders had known when they were growing up and what role we can all play in helping a student build their STEM identity.
 

Lab Tour and Robotics Demonstration
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Register

The tour will show different robots in the Human-Robot Interaction Lab used for research and also include a live demo of the latest robots developed by members of the lab. 


Exemplary Engineers Award Night
4:00 PM
Email Briana Lino for Zoom link

Join the Tufts Biomedical & Chemical Engineering Society for a virtual celebration of exemplary engineers in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering! A faculty member and graduate student from each department will win an award for outstanding leadership, innovation, and communication, nominated by their peers.


Open session: Picture a Scientist film discussion
4:00 – 5:00 PM 
Contact engineer@tufts.edu if you've seen the film and would like to register for this discussion session

Join the School of Engineering in February to watch the documentary Picture a Scientist, which chronicles the research and experiences of researchers writing a new chapter for women scientists, and to discuss the questions it raises about equity in STEM fields. The film was available to watch from February 18-20, and students, faculty, and staff will host discussion sessions during Engineers Week. All interested members of the Tufts community are invited to attend this open session after watching the film.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Student session: Picture a Scientist film discussion
12:00 – 1:00 PM 
Contact engineer@tufts.edu if you've seen the film and would like to register for this discussion session

This session is hosted by Tufts GSWE and intended for Tufts students, particularly graduate students. Join the School of Engineering in February to watch the documentary Picture a Scientist, which chronicles the research and experiences of researchers writing a new chapter for women scientists, and to discuss the questions it raises about equity in STEM fields. The film will be available to watch from February 18-20, and students, faculty, and staff will host discussion sessions during Engineers Week. Register to screen the film and to join a session!


Jumbo Cafe Deep Dive Series: Unit and Overall Economics
12:00-1:30 PM
Learn more and register

This workshop hosted by Tufts Entrepreneurship Center (TEC) is part of the Deep Dive series. If you are passionate and want to make a difference but have not worked on innovation and entrepreneurship projects before, these workshops will kickstart your journey. You can join this event even if your schedule doesn't allow you to attend all seven in the series! In this workshop, TEC will cover two sets of concepts crucial to building a financially sustainable venture: unit and overall economics.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Faculty/staff session: Picture a Scientist film discussion
3:00 – 4:00 PM 
Contact engineer@tufts.edu if you've seen the film and would like to register for this discussion session

This session is intended for Tufts faculty and staff. Join the School of Engineering in February to watch the documentary Picture a Scientist, which chronicles the research and experiences of researchers writing a new chapter for women scientists, and to discuss the questions it raises about equity in STEM fields. The film was available to watch from February 18-20, and students, faculty, and staff will host discussion sessions during Engineers Week.
 

Human Factors Engineering and Engineering Psychology: Engineering, psychology, and design working together to make the world more human!
4:00 – 5:00 PM 
Register

Human Factors Engineering and Engineering Psychology are two interdisciplinary majors offered at Tufts. In fact, Tufts is home to the country's oldest (and some say one of the most distinguished!) Human Factors programs. In this short introduction/overview, you will learn what human factors is all about. You will learn a bit of history, then learn a bit of method, and then do a bit of interactive design, role-playing, and human factors engineering. Finally, you will get to hear about some of the projects going on around Tufts. Come see how Human Factors Engineering and Engineering Psychology are creating, changing, and optimizing the world, and check out the human factors website for more information.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Human Factors Engineering and Engineering Psychology: Engineering, psychology, and design working together to make the world more human!
3:00 – 4:00 PM 
Register

Human Factors Engineering and Engineering Psychology are two interdisciplinary majors offered at Tufts. In fact, Tufts is home to the country's oldest (and some say one of the most distinguished!) Human Factors programs. In this short introduction/overview, you will learn what human factors is all about. You will learn a bit of history, then learn a bit of method, and then do a bit of interactive design, role-playing, and human factors engineering. Finally, you will get to hear about some of the projects going on around Tufts. Come see how Human Factors Engineering and Engineering Psychology are creating, changing, and optimizing the world, and check out the human factors website for more information.